The Determinant Factors Affecting Economic Impact, Helpfulness, and Helpfulness Votes of Online

온라인 리뷰의 경제적 효과, 유용성과 유용성 투표수에 영향을 주는 결정요인

  • 이상재 (세종대학교 경영대학 e-비즈니스 전공) ;
  • 최준연 (세종대학교 디지털콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 최진호 (세종대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.07
  • Accepted : 2014.03.17
  • Published : 2014.03.31


More and more people are gravitating to reading products reviews prior to making purchasing decisions. As a number of reviews that vary in usefulness are posted every day, much attention is being paid to measuring their helpfulness. The goal of this paper is to investigate firstly various determinants of the helpfulness of reviews, and intends to examine the moderating effect of product type, i.e., search or experience goods on the product sales, helpfulness and helpfulness votes of online reviews. The determinants include product data, review characteristics, and textual characteristics of reviews. The results indicate that the direct effect exists for the determinants of product sales, helpfulness, and helpfulness votes. Further, the moderating effects of product type exist for these determinants on three dependent variables. The results of study will identify helpful online review and design review sites effectively.


Supported by : 세종대학교


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